Malaysia's SKS Airways selects Embraer's E195-E2 to drive growth
- E195-E2s to be based at Subang Airport,
Kuala Lumpur'scity airport
- Aircraft will be leased from Azorra
- The E-Jets are a city airport specialist – offering outstanding short runway performance, comfort, and the lowest emissions, noise, and fuel burn
The E195-E2s will form the core of SKS Airways' expansion plans and will be based at
SKS Airways will be the first E195-E2 operator in the Southeast Asian region, growing Embraer's E-Jets presence in the broader
The lease agreement signed between SKS Airways and Azorra, was witnessed by Yang di-Pertuan Agong of
Dato' Rohman Ahmad, Director of SKS Airways, said, "This is a significant day for the future of aviation in
Martyn Holmes, Chief Commercial Officer, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, "The E2 is the aircraft family of choice for airlines around the world seeking to develop their regional routes. As the most modern and efficient single-aisle aircraft, the E195-E2 will deliver a step change for our first Malaysian operator, SKS Airways, as it grows regional connectivity within
"We are pleased to partner with SKS Airways on this unique opportunity to be a part of the future expansion of Subang Airport. We believe Embraer's new technology E2 is the perfect fit for a redeveloped, premier aviation hub near the heart of
In February 2023, the Malaysian government announced the Subang Airport Regeneration Plan (SARP), A transformational plan for Subang Airport to be developed into a premium city airport and regional aviation hub.
The E-Jets family of aircraft: a city airport specialist
Airlines have deployed the E-Jets on routes to and from city airports around the world such as
The E190-E2 and the E195-E2 was designed using the 20 million hours of experience the first generation of E-Jets accrued, ensuring that the E2 aircraft are modern and advanced, yet retain the maturity and reliability of the previous generation aircraft. The first-generation E-Jets is one of the most successful commercial jets in the industry and continue to operate across the globe with more than 80 airlines across 50 countries and more than 1,700 units delivered.
The E-Jets E2 family which includes the E195-E2 have the longest maintenance intervals in the single-aisle jet category – with 10,000 flight hours for basic checks and no calendar limit for typical E-Jet operations. This enables the aircraft to be operated with minimal downtime. In addition, the technology in the aircraft allows for predictive maintenance tools that generate data for airlines to anticipate their maintenance needs.
Embraer is committed to developing products, solutions, and technologies to contribute to the aviation industry's goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Embraer aims to be carbon neutral by 2040 and achieve carbon neutral growth from 2022. It plans to implement 25% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) use in its operations by 2040 and 100% renewable energy sources by 2030.
In June 2022, having already been certified for operations using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blends of up to 50%, the E195-E2, successfully completed a test flight using 100% SAF, further reinforcing Embraer's commitment to emissions reduction and sustainable aviation. The E195-E2 is the largest aircraft of the E-Jets E2 family.
Embraer is a global aerospace company headquartered in
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and is the main exporter of high value-added goods in
About SKS Airways
SKS Airways is a regional airline operating in
Azorra is a relationship-driven aircraft lessor that provides leasing, financing, fleet transition and asset management solutions to aircraft investors, financiers, and airline operators worldwide. Azorra's multi-cultural team reflects the global markets that we serve and includes core competencies in aviation law, aircraft finance, maintenance, marketing, sales, and leasing. Our team is led by seasoned veterans having a shared history of success and is complimented with young professionals that bring fresh perspective, ideas, and enthusiasm. Azorra currently owns and manages a fleet of 77 aircraft on lease to 24 operators in 19 countries on 5 continents and has commitments to acquire additional aircraft including orders for new Airbus A220s and Embraer E2s. The company is headquartered in
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